Mechanistic

  • (adj): Explained in terms of physical forces.
    Example: "A mechanistic universe"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on mechanistic:

Animalistic Versus Mechanistic Dehumanization
... The mechanistic form occurs when features of human nature (e.g ... Targets of mechanistic dehumanization are seen as cold, rigid, interchangeable, lacking agency, and likened to machines or objects ... Mechanistic dehumanization is usually employed on an interpersonal basis (e.g ...
Agonist - Types - Mechanistic
... An irreversible agonist is a type of agonist that binds permanently to a receptor in such a manner that the receptor is permanently activated ... It is distinct from a mere agonist in that the association of an agonist to a receptor is reversible, whereas the binding of an irreversible agonist to a receptor is, at least in theory, irreversible ...
Cytochrome P450 - P450s in Other Species - Microbial
... Three examples that have contributed significantly to structural and mechanistic studies are listed here, but many different families exist ... the thermophillic archea Sulfolobus acidocaldarius has been used in a variety of mechanistic studies ... tend to function more slowly at room temperature (if at all) and are therefore excellent mechanistic models ...
Emotion In Animals - Evidence - General Evidence
... Mariann Dawkins suggested that emotions could be studied through a functional lens or a mechanistic lens ... The second approach, mechanistic, requires an examination of the mechanisms that drive emotion and search for similarities in non-human animals ... The mechanistic approach is utilized extensively by Paul, Harding and Mendl ...
Neurophilosophy - Explanation in Neuroscience - Mechanistic Explanation
... This is an example of mechanistic explanation ... Mechanistic explanation works by appealing to the causal structure of the world ... The present day causal-mechanistic form of explanation was developed in the mid 1980s by Salmon ...

More definitions of "mechanistic":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the philosophical theory of mechanism.
  • (adj): Lacking thought or feeling.
    Synonyms: mechanical